[Vwdiesel] Water separator(?) leak !

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Wed Aug 24 10:20:28 EDT 2005

I've only checked mine twice in 15 years and never found any water in it... 
The GP light is supposed to stay on if it fills up, starting with '85 models I 
think. My current Jetta even came with the original bag & hose for draining 
the separator!

On 24 Aug 2005 at 10:14, mikitka <mikitka at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Out of curiosity, how often does everyone check their water separator under the
> car? Or should I ask how often should you check it? Nick
> ----- 
> Water Separator     DRAIN CAP   191 127 439     $34.20  $25.30  
>   There's the beast at retail and "jobber price".  My cost is over $20 so 
> jobber price is about the best I could do on one. 
>   You've got it about right Mike.  I think you could drop it down though, 
> pinch off the line and just catch a half gallon or so.  The things DO work and
> for some reason it didn't seem all that simple to just bypass it.  Maybe
> different sized hoses, prefab fittings or something?  Could be wrong there
> though.  I just recall that a new knob was the best solution for me. 
>   Yup, the threads are about 8mm or 6mm on that big knob.  Havn't 
> broken mine since.  Honestly I think it was broken before I turned it.
> I never felt a snap or anything.  Just have to be a little careful and they
> don't seem to break.
>     Loren
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Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta D 
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
 (see progress at http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels)
'82 Diesel Westy

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